STOP US-50 Expansion

Do You Want More Traffic, Noise, and Pollution in Your Neighborhood?

Help Us Defeat CalTrans Plans to Widen US-50!


Local Sacramento residents are taking action on a serious threat to our neighborhoods – CalTrans intends to WIDEN Sacramento’s US-50 through Downtown Sacramento from I-5 to Watt Boulevard.  We must act now!  Our quality of life and our climate are at stake.


WHY NOT WIDEN THE HIGHWAY?

As concerned citizens, we want Sacramento to be a Green City and a Livable City.

Widening highways makes us just another dirty city because it:
1. Increases noise and air pollution (including greenhouse gases)

2. Induces demand (encourages people to drive more who wouldn’t otherwise). Expanding our freeways won’t decrease congestion.

3. Other local needs should take financial priority.


WHAT ABOUT GLOBAL WARMING?

Bigger freeways and more cars increase our emissions, making it impossible to do our part to halt global warming.  Fact: we cannot meet our regional goals for GHG reductions unless we develop real alternatives to driving.


ISN’T THIS A CARPOOL LANE?

CalTrans is disingenuously calling this project “green” under the guise of a carpool lane.  We support converting existing lanes to carpool lanes, or even turning this new lane into a transit only lane.  Carpool lanes have been shown to not significantly increase the number of people who carpool or the throughput of people.


WE’RE CHALLENGING CALTRANS

With this lawsuit we are demanding that CalTrans acknowledge and compensate for the increase in greenhouse gas emissions and traffic impacts that will result from more cars and more car trips on a wider freeway.  We want to stop these projects in our area and have the money spent on transportation that keeps our streets livable and unclogged, gives us transit that gets us where we need to go, and helps reverse climate change.


WE NEED MONEY TO WIN

We must raise $10,000 to take this stand to cover our legal fees.  You can take the stand with us by contributing online at ecosacramento.net

Mark your donation for "Highway 50 litigation” - donations are tax deductible.

Organizer

Kevin Dumler 
Organizer
Sacramento, CA
Environmental Council of Sacramento Inc 
Registered nonprofit
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